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MPM News No. 9: May 2004

Just Published from Meguro Parasitological Museum.

Progress of Medical Parasitology in Japan (English ed.)
Volume 7 and Volume 8

Edited by M. Otsuru, S. Kamegai and S. Hayashi

Financially supported by the Japanese Society of Parasitology

The book series "Progress of Medical Parasitology in Japan" Volume 1 to Volume 6 was published between 1964 and 1978. The contents of these books covered a wide perspective of relevant subjects and were precise and accurate. The books have been highly evaluated and have greatly contributed to the progress of parasitology in the world.
Two newly published books (Volumes 7 and 8) comprehensively include the problems faced and the achievements made in parasitology in Japan which followed on from the previous volumes, including 82 subjects written by the respective experts in their fields. The new books, like the previous book series, are very useful in providing insights and future direction for parasitologists all over the world.


Volume 7

Xii+676 pages HB ISBN4-9980726-2-5 JPY25,000 US$ 220.00

I. General introduction

II. Taxonomy, morphology and parasite fauna

1. General view. 2. Taxonomy of Sporozoa, with particular reference to Coccidia. 3. Morphological studies on trematodes and cestodes. 4. Taxonomy and morphology of nematodes. 5. Turbellarians and trematodes of freshwater animals in Japan. 6. Trematode fauna of deep-sea fishes of Japan. 7. Helminth fauna of coastal fishes of Ryukyu Islands. 8. Important parasites of cultured fishes. 9. Helminth fauna of marine mammals in the waters around Japan and adjoining seas. 10. Parasitic helminth fauna of terrestrial vertebrates in Japan. 11. Acanthocephalans in Japan. 12. Parasitic Crustacea.

III. Physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology

1. General view. 2. Metabolism of parasitic protozoa. 3. Metabolism of helminths. 4. In vitro cultivation of parasitic helminths. 5. Molecular biology of the trypanosomes. 6. Molecular biology of surface antigens of malaria parasites. 7. Molecular biology of helminths.

IV. Immunology

1. General view. 2. Antigen presentation in protozoan infection. 3. Protozoan infection and heat shock protein. 4. IgE in helminth infection. 5. Expulsive mechanisms against intestinal helminths. 6. Eosinophils and parasitic infections. 7. Parasitic infection and cell-mediated immunity. 8. Schistosomiasis vaccine.

V. Diagnosis

1. General view. 2. Serological diagnosis of protozoan infection. 3. Immunodiagnosis of parasitic helminth infection. 4. DNA diagnosis of parasitic diseases.

VI. Protozoa

1. General view. 2. Review on the epidemiology of protozoan infections in Japan since 1965. 3. Infection by parasitic flagellates (with the exception of the hemoflagellates). 4. American trypanosomiasis. 5. African trypanosomiasis. 6. Leishmaniasis. 7. Entamoeba histolytica. 8. Infection by free-living ameba. 9. Cryptosporidiosis. 10. Toxoplasmosis. 11. History of malaria research in JapanĐthe past 30 years. 12. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. 13. Blastocystis infection.

Volume 8

Xii+683 pages HB ISBN 4-9980726-3-3 JPY25,000 US$ 220.00

I. General introduction

II. Trematodes

1. General view. 2. Biology of schistosomes. 3. Pathological studies on schistosomiasis japonica in Japan (1960-1995). 4. Clinical aspects of schistosomiasis japonica. 5. Epidemiological studies on schistosomiasis japonica (1960-1995). 6. Biology of Miyairi snail (Oncomelania nosophora). 7. Schistosomiasis mekongi. 8. Schistosomiasis mansoni. 9. Bilharziasis (Schistosomiasis haematobia). 10. Avian schistosome dermatitis in Japan. 11. Biology of Paragonimus. 12. Paragonimiasis. 13. Epidemiology of paragonimiasis. 14. Metagonimus --research done after 1960.

III. Cestodes

1. General view. 2. Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense and other marine origin cestodes. 3. Spirometra erinaceieuropaei 3.1.Biology. 3.2.Growth hormone-like factor produced by plerocercoid. 4. Cysticercosis cellulosae, clinical features and epidemiology. 5. Biology of Echinococcus. 6. Immunity in cestode infection 6.1.Adult worm parasitism in the intestine. 6.2.Immunity to the larval cestodes.

IV. Nematodes
1. General view. 2. Trichinellosis. 3. Strongyloidiasis. 4. Angiostrongylosis. 5. Anisakiasis 5.1.Biology. 5.2.Clinical pathology and epidemiology. 6. Toxocara infection and toxocariasis. 7. Gnathostomiasis 7.1. Gnathostoma spinigerum and G. doloresi. 7.2. Gnathostoma nipponicum. 8. Larval spirurin infection. 9. Dirofilariasis. 10. Onchocerciasis. 11. Lymphatic filariasis.

V. International medical cooperation

1. General view. 2. Developmental assistance of Japan in the field of parasitology. 3. Parasite control and integrated project. 4. International medical cooperation in Asia. 5. International medical cooperation in Africa. 6. Japanese medical aid programs in Latin America.

VI. Control

1. Control of parasitoses in Japan.

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MPM News No. 8 : March 1999

Progress of Medical Parasitology in Japan Vol.1 to Vol. 5

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VOL. 1 (1964)*

History of Development of Parasitology in Japan. Outline of Human Parasites in Japan. Paragonimus and Paragonimiasis. Paragonimus in Japan with Special Reference to P. ohirai MIYAZAKI, 1939, P. iloktsuenensis CHEN, 1946 and P. kelicotti, 1908. Biology and Epidemiology of Schistosoma japonicum. Clinic and Treatment of Schistosomiasis japonica. The Prevention of Schistosomiasis japonica. Fasciolopsis buski. Fchinostome. Metagonimus and Other Human Heterophyid Trematodes. A Monograph of Cercariae in Japan and Adjacent Territories. Biology of Clonorchis sinensis. The Distribution of Clonorchis Infection in Japan with Remarks on its Epidemiology. Clinical Probllems of Clonorchiasis. The Prevention of Clonorchis sinensis. 55+753 pp. JPY7,500 USD49,00

VOL. 2 (1965)*

Metacercariae in Japan and Adjacent Territories. Recent Studies on Paragonimus in Japan with Special Reference to P. ohirai MIYAZAKI, 1939, P. iloktsuenensis CHEN,1940 and P. miyazakii KAMO, NISHIDA, HATSUSHIKA et TOMIMURA, 1961. The Development of Eurytrema pancreaticum and Eurytrema coelomaticum in Intermeaiate Host Snails. A Revision of Genus Fasciola in Japan, with Particular Reference to F. gigantica. 24+390 pp. JPY5,000 USD33,00

VOL. 3 (1966)*

The Biology of Hookworms. Treatment of Hookworm Infection. Hookworm Disease and Prevention. The Epidemiology of Hookworm Disease. Immunity to Hookworm Infection. Epidemiology of Human Filariasis in Japan. On the Clinical and Pathological Problems of Filariasis. On the Role of Japanese Mosquitoes, especially of Culex pipiens pallans in the Transmission of Bancroftian Filariasis. On the Treatment of Filariasis. Gnathostoma and Gnathostomiasis in Japan. Genus Strongyloides. 22+644 pp. JPY6,000 USD39,00

VOL. 4 (1972)**

Studies on Epidemiological Aspects of Ascariasis in Japan and Basic Knowledge Concerning its Control Ascaris Toxin and Ascaris Allergy. Surgical Diseases due to Ascaris lumbricoides. Immunity to Ascaris Infection. Anisakis and Anisakiasis in Japan and Adjacent Area. Mechanism of Microfilarial Periodicity(Turnus). Genus Trichostronglus in Japan. Rare Human Tapeworms Reported from Japan. Dipologonoporus grandis (R. BRANCHARD, 1894). Teania and Taeniasis. Experimental and Morphological értudies of MANSON'S Tapeworm Diphyllobothrium erinacei (RUDOLPHI). Special References with its Scientific Name and Relationship with Sparganum proliferum IIJIMA. 23+612 pp. JPY8,000 USD52,00

VOL. 5 (1973)**

Schistosome Dermatitis in Japan. Echinococcus and Echinococcosis. Diphllobothrium latum (LINNAEUS, 1758). Studies on the Biology of Ascaris in Japan, Biochemistry, Development and Infection. Trichuris and Trichuriasis. Enterobius vermicularis and Enterobiasis. 20+293 pp. JPY5,000 USD33,00

VOL. 6 (1978)**

Entamoeba histolytica. Parasitic flagellate(with the exception of Hemonflagellate). Studies on malaria in Japan with special references to its epidemiology and parasitology. Angiostrongylus cantonensis and angiostrongyliasis in Japan, with those of neighboring Taiwan. The prevalence and geographical distribution of medical parasites in Japan. 14+479 pp. JPY15,000 USD98,00

*(Grant in aid from the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A)
** (Grant in aid from the Ministry of Education, Japan)